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Candid Photos from Our Latest Work and Adventures

These are some candid shots of our busy members doing what we do...

Board Meeting - President Martha Redmond

Board Meeting - Janet Orlando, Suzanne Hain and Jane Lord

Board Meeting - Janet Ambrose, Michele Salvaneschi and Marge LaFond

Marge LaFond, Sandy Spence, Carol Jones
Membership Meeting Attendees Marge LaFond, Sandy Spence, & Carol Jones

League General meeting and Potluck - Jane Lord, President

League General meeting and Potluck - Janet Denman, Lorna Cole and Lynda Bynum

2016 Convention - Letty Diswood and Suzanne Hain and Friend

March 11, 2014 Public Forum: Enhancing Citizen Engagement in the Participatory Planning Process

Some candid photos taken at our March 11th Forum: Enhancing Citizen Engagement in the Participatory Planning Process.

Our guest speaker was Edward Lewandowski, Coastal Communities Specialist for the University of Delaware's Sustainable Seacoast Community Initiative. In this role, Mr. Lewandowski is responsible for helping communities define their own regional plans - whether to grow, how to grow, how much to grow.

LWVSC on National Voter Registration Day - September 24, 2013

This year's National Voter Registration Day took place on Tuesday, September 24th. The Sussex League conducted voter registration events at 2 locations. NVRD2013 Walmart Georgetown Here you can see some of our members in action!! National Voter Registration Day 2013 - Giant Millsboro According to Census data, nonpartisan groups like the League are responsible for registering large numbers of voters who otherwise would have been left out of the voting process - including young people, new citizens and Americans NVRD2013 Walmart Georgetown 2 without college degrees. Nationwide, League volunteers hosted hundreds of registration events and brought tens of thousands of new voters onto the rolls.

LWVSC Voter Services Summer Events

One of the festivals the LWVSC attended during the summer of 2013 to register voters was the wonderful Festival Hispano. Festival Hispano August 2013 We also conducted Voter Services events which included registrations at the Nanticoke Indian POWWOW and Coast Day in Lewes.

4th of July 2013 - Bethany and Lewes Parades

LWVSC At Repeal the Death Penalty Rally March 2013

LWVSC at Repeal the Death Penalty Rally March 2013LWVSC members joined a rally at Legislative Hall sponsored by a coalition including LWVDE in support of a bill aimed at repealing Delaware's death penalty.

2012 Candidate Forums

LWVSC held two candidate forums in 2012, one in Lewes and one in Georgetown. Unfortunately, Hurricane Sandy caused the cancellation of two additional forums.

Public Forums

Over the past few years, LWVSC has sponsored educational public forums on a variety of important local issues including:
  • land use
  • transportation
  • education
  • housing
  • the local economy
  • water resources
  • and others.

LWVSC Redistricting Committee at Work

The largest committee in LWVSC history (22 members) studied County Council redistricting history, developed criteria, made 12 presentations to civic groups and the public, then developed and recommended our own map for redistricting Sussex County Council in 2011 in an effort to model a transparent process with public participation.

Informal Meeting with State Representative

At a Fun Lunch in Seaford, members and guests had an opportunity to meet informally with State Representative (now Minority Leader) Danny Short, a former mayor of that city.

Focusing on LWVUS Education Study

As part of the LWVSC participation in the LWVUS study on the federal role in education, we sponsored a forum on Core Curriculum Standards featuring Chris Minnich from the Council of Chief State School Officers in Washington, DC.

LWV Studies Sea Level Rise Right here in Sussex County

Members of the LWV from around the state saw for themselves how sea level rise is affecting us here and now. In January 2011, the manager of Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge briefed us, then led a field trip to Fowler Beach where we saw how much the Delaware Bay had already risen.

Women's Equality Day - August 26, 2010

To celebrate August 26 Women's Equality Day, LWVSC filled the Milton Theater for a showing of the acclaimed film Iron Jawed Angels. The trailer for the movie is available here.

Meeting with President of Sussex County Council

Way back in 2008, LWVSC members met in a member's home with then-President of Sussex County Council Finley Jones as we began the journey we've been on ever since to gain a better understanding of how our County government operates.